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What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 

Too much of a dark Thing


Blog Posted:11/18/2011 4:37:00 PM
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I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit.  Lets stick to the lighter side.  Love, and Happy Thanksgivng and please no more dark themes.  Joyce
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  1. Date: 11/25/2011 3:53:00 AM
    Joyce. I love your honesty with this posting. One soft silvery snowflake will erase the darkness...Happy Belated Thanksgiving. Blog us your favorite Christmas poem of all time. That might help me too. Love, Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 11/20/2011 12:53:00 PM
    dear sweat inocent joyce the holidays can be the darkest times of the year apparently you live some where nice and arent aware of the fact that more people die during the holidays then at any other time though i understand you want you live to be full of happyness always please appreaciate the fact that some of us have to walk through the dark to appreciate the light god bless people like you

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  1. Date: 11/19/2011 11:45:00 AM
    Joyce, I usually don't like writing dark poetry either, especially during the holiday season. Sometimes we can take a seemingly "dark" theme and make it into something much brighter. Have a wonderful holiday, dear! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/19/2011 12:33:00 AM
    my winter couplet contest is hopefully a light and happy theme, I have not checked the contestpage very much lately, when I do nothing seems to grab my attention lately, except Paula's did, that one caught me right away. I am also in the mood for happy holiday thoughts

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 10:38:00 PM
    Hey, joyce, are you talking about Dark Forest? I love that contest idea! But I am kind of strange that way. I am sure somebody will do a lovely holiday contest. I know LInda has one and there is the stocking one too! Hope you are feeling well, dear. LUv,Andrea

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 7:27:00 PM
    We can choose to see the bright side of things or dwell in the darkness. You are a ray of sunshine when it gets a little dark here. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and an even merrier Christmas,. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 7:11:00 PM
    That Tracie is a unique persona, tells it like it is No political correctness for her. Love that. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 7:07:00 PM
    I'm with you Joyce, Merry Christmas. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Joyce-I tried to make mine a 'light' and kinda fun dark theme. We can still get in the holiday spirit :)

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  1. Date: 11/18/2011 4:58:00 PM
    Big hugs Joyce Sending lots of light lovely sunshiny love your way..

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